Convening of diverse local organizations from across the country to help families fight the economic inequities preventing them from living with stability and aging with good wealth.
ABOUT THE CONVERSATION:
On November 12, 2020, the Alliance For African American Health will host a community cafecito (coffee chat) on Aging Well in Health and Wealth: Having a Family Plan. This digital convening will examine the role income inequality plays in the ability of some individuals to have financial stability and good health in their later years and why it is important that families discuss and make plans for senior living.
This partnership coalesced by NCOA and Latinos for a Secure Retirement to bring resources to help families apply for money-saving benefits through the NCOA BenefitsCheckupTool© to live with dignity, purpose, and security.
This effort was supported in part by grant 90MINC0001-01-00 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services. Points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official ACL policy.
6:30 PM Welcome Remarks | Alliance For African American Health
6:35 PM Speaker Presentation/Q&A
7:10 PM Benefits Check-Up Tool Training & Q&A
7:25 PM NCOA Closing Remarks
- Traci-Ann Wint, Ph.D. – Lecturer, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin
- Stephanie Y. Hayden, LMSW – Director, Austin Public Health
- Claire Rheaume, MSW – Money Management Program Manager, Family Eldercare
- Marva E. Overton, Executive Director, Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas (AAACHT)
- Lidiya G. Desta, Intern, Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas (AAACHT)
- Vivian Nava Schellinger, Director, Strategic Partnerships & External Affairs, National Council on Aging
MODERATOR: Vivian Nava Schellinger, Director, Strategic Partnerships & External Affairs, National Council on Aging
For any questions please email Monica at Monica@LatinosRetirement.org
Meet The Speakers
Marva E. Overton, Executive Director, Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas (AAACHT)
Ms. Marva Overton serves as Executive Director of the Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas. She approaches this role from a passion for engaging people and working with communities to develop and implement strategies that address issues they feel are important and impact their quality of life. Ms. Overton received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. In her leisure time, Ms. Overton enjoys reading, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends. Follow the Alliance on Twitter @aaahct.
Claire Rheaume, MSW – Money Management Program Manager, Family Eldercare
Claire Rheaume oversees Family Eldercare’s Money Management Program aimed at achieving financial and housing stability for older adults and adults with disabilities. Claire has been an integral part of the growing department since 2012 and is passionate about improving the lives of older adults through a variety of aging services roles. She is working to broaden the reach and impact on the community and introduce a Financial Literacy curriculum to train more people about the core components of Financial Well-Being. Following undergraduate studies at Baylor University, she earned her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Claire enjoys spending time with her spouse and two young children and can often be found at a local playground or exploring the city’s amazing trails. Follow her work at @familyeldercare.
Vivian Nava Schellinger, Director, Strategic Partnerships & External Affairs, National Council on Aging
Vivian leads the National Council on Aging’s ecosystem of national and community partnerships, external engagement of NCOA’s policy priorities, and programs focused on vulnerable populations of older adults. For over a decade, Nava-Schellinger has used equity as a baseline principle of her work - whether working on large scale reimbursement programs in the private sector, securing funding for health literacy programs and driving Affordable Care Act (ACA) outreach in vulnerable communities, or advocating for greater health and economic security across the lifespan for underrepresented populations.
A proud Tejana, born and raised along the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, Nava-Schellinger has utilized her cultural assets and legal training to efficiently and successfully merge business strategy, development, organizational management, and health policy to ensure that all communities have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare and financial well-being.
Vivian enjoys spending time with her husband and three pups Fernando, Phil-Chepito and Nacho
Stephanie Y. Hayden, LMSW – Director, Austin Public Health
Stephanie Y. Hayden is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker employed by the City of Austin as the Director over the Austin Public Health Department. She has been employed by the City of Austin for 19 years. Prior to the director’s position she was the Deputy Director of Health Equity and Community Engagement.
Stephanie has spent her career as a Public Servant, working in the field of social services and twenty-five of those years have been in management. Her career has taken her to several organizations such as the Austin Independent School District, the State Texas, and Travis County. She has always served her community with integrity and compassion for our most vulnerable populations.
While working for the City of Austin, Stephanie has held other positions including Assistant Director, Manager and Supervisor. Before working for the City, she was employed by the Austin Independent School District at the Alternative Learning Center as the Director of Clinical Services and at the Williamson County Mental Health Center as the Assistant Director. She worked eleven years as a Counselor for Travis County Counseling and Education Department.
She is a member of the citywide Race and Equity team and piloted an equity tool in Austin Public Health. Under her leadership, staff have developed and implemented an Equity Academy that is now a requirement for all department staff. She is responsible for creation of the Health Equity and Community Engagement division in the department. She loves working with the community to develop and implement initiatives.
Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Prairie A & M University and a Master’s in Social Work from the Worden School of Social Services, Our Lady of the Lake University. She is certified as a Youth Program Quality Assessor and Youth Work Management Training Consultant. She is trained in Results Based Accountability for Training of Trainers and Coaches. Under her leadership, youth programs have been recognized by the State of Texas for their “Excellence in Programming”.
She is the proud mother of her son Cameron who is a recent graduate of the University of North Texas in Denton.
Traci-Ann Wint, Ph.D. – Lecturer, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the University of Texas at Austin
Lecturer in African and African Diaspora Studies with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Journalism, Creative Writing, Video, TV Production, Project Management, Workshop Facilitation and Training, and Social Media. Strong research professional with a Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies and a Master of Arts (MA) focused in Anthropology from The University of Texas at Austin.
I have 10 years of experience in television production and 8 years of experience in higher education.
Community Engagement Intern at the Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas BRAVO
A second-year Biology Major and a minor in African and African Diasporas Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. I am originally from Dallas and in my free time, I like visiting new places, trying new pastries, and spending time with family and friends.